PHASE THREE/knowledge production
PPL as peer review board
Sunday, January 10, 12-2 pm
Fire Drill will present their research methods and the preliminary findings of the study. With Panoply Performance Laboratory, they will conduct a public discussion on the underlying ideas of the project—particularly empiricism as performance methodology and the ability of art to affect human behavior.
Consequences Have Consequences is a pseudo-empirical body of research focusing on specific, measurable outcomes of performance. What will it take for art to actually make people DO things? What kind of dance do we need to dance to make an audience member, e.g., burn down a Pizza Hut? The first case study in this series, which will be presented at Panoply Performance Laboratory in January 2016, begins with investigating physiological responses to performance, and develops strategies to undermine art’s obsession with its own weakness.
Fire Drill is the collaboration of Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney. Based in Minneapolis, they create performance works that challenge contemporary modes of spectatorship and examine the effects of capitalism on the body. Their work has been curated at venues in Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago. As part of an emerging touring network, they have also curated evenings of performance featuring artists from New York, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, and the Twin Cities. www.fire-drill.org
"If you want to know where the future of [performance] art is going, hang out with Emily and Billy. They are committed to investigation, and they won't stop. Thank you for testing the water, and rocking the boat, and never looking for a life-vest." [Minnesota Playlist]